Tag Archives: Cityscape

What is Green Infrastructure anyway?

This is the first post of several on the subject of Green Infrastructure, as I recently attended TCPA’s (Town and Country Planning Association) conference entitled ‘Small scale, big impact – retrofitting and enhancing green infrastructure’, which has stimulated a thought … Continue reading

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Levenshulme Close Up #1

Having become a resident of Levenshulme recently, I’m going to undertake series of blog posts over the next year or so, that look at the neighbourhood in close-up, in detail, at textures, patterns and surfaces. I saw these collages on … Continue reading

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Visual activism in the urban landscape #3 – questioning how women’s bodies are displayed

The third post on visual activism in the urban landscape, I found this one day in September outside Marks and Spencer’s on St Mary’s Gate in the city centre of Manchester. This Pussy Riot-styled and carefully placed translucent sticker (I … Continue reading

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Visual activism in the urban landscape #2 – Cities of Hope

This second post on visual activism in the urban landscape, shows an image from Manchester’s Northern Quarter Cities of Hope Festival. One of a series of images where international Street Artists championed social and environmental justice and highlighted the need … Continue reading

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Visual activism in the urban landscape #1 – how immigrants have made Britain what it is today

These next three posts focus on visual activism – encompassing a variety of forms of street art, guerrilla campaigning, using posters, stickers, paintings and drawing placed in the urban landscape. These images were all taken whilst going about my daily … Continue reading

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Alternative perspectives of Manchester along a short stretch of Rochdale Canal #2

Further images from a walk along Rochdale Canal taken a couple of weeks ago (see previous post).   Image credits: Sarah Spanton

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Alternative perspectives of Manchester along a short stretch of Rochdale Canal #1

As part of a student module investigating the pricing of land for development in Manchester, I’ve been exploring canal-side development opportunities, particularly on the Ashton Canal. To get more of a feel for the urban perspective from the canals in … Continue reading

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